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Sep 16, 2010 4:30am PDT
>> could changing attitudes towards marijuana use be fueling more illegal drug use? i will you about a new survey coming out today. >> living on top of high risk gas pipelines. see the east bay neighborhood at risk and what's being done to keep you this thursday, september 15th today in the east bay. >> are good morning. it's 4:30 and let's get started with rob who has a quick look at the forecast. >> starting off in the east bay, we have 60 degrees in oakland and the wind is east at 3 with patchy low clouds and we will see the weather headlines playing out similar to yesterday. clouds and inland sunshine, but the headline is what's happening towards the weekend. still a chance of showers moving into the bay area. the forecast towards the trivalley, mid 50s through breakfast time and towards lunchtime, upper 70s as you head out to pleasanton and livermore with highs in the 80s. more clouds in the weekend especially saturday evening into sunday. plan on scattered showers north of san jose. now for a check of the commute let's go over to mike. >> we may or may not see a live shot
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Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
about something dentists use, especially on young patients. >>> also tonight, making a difference on the home front, >>> also tonight, making a difference on the home front, "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's always been the american ideal, part of the american way, pushing ahead, always getting better, always improving, a future always brighter than our past. but tonight in the new nbc news polling numbers debuting today, americans are losing hope in the future of their country in greater numbers now. our new numbers contain bad news for the president and bad news for his party. a lot of it because the economy is beyond bad and it's been that way for quite a while. and we begin tonight with our political director, chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. just a grim set of numbers this time. >> it really is. and the pessimism isn't about the now, it's about the future. look at this first number. is america in a state of decline? 65%, two-thirds of the country, agrees that america is in a state of decline. that sort
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Sep 8, 2010 5:30pm PDT
evening, brian. despite those calls from the highest levels of the u.s. government, the pastor here says he is not backing down. on the anniversary of september 11, he plans to take the islamic holy book and burn it. burn the koran. pastor terry jones says he has more than 200 koran and he claims a message from god to pile them up and burn them saturday. >> it is by no means a stunt. we have thought this out. we have prayed this through. we believe that this type of message is right now very, very necessary in america before it's too late. >> reporter: the church's associate pastor -- >> it's a smith & wesson .40 caliber. >> reporter: -- says he's now armed after hundreds of e-mails from around the world flooded the church's in-box. messages like, swear by almighty god, i will slay the church pastor terry jones in front of the church's door. the dove world outreach center sits outside a cow pasture in rural gainesville, florida. the congregation here numbers less than 50. while this afternoon their leader said he is undeterred -- >> we have no intention of cancelling. >> reporter: -- pas
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Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. >>> best medicine -- teens are using common cough medicines to get high, but tonight, a surprising decision about a possible solution. >>> and top secret -- what we now know was going on in the background in some of the most famous images of the civil rights era. famous images of the civil rights era. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's always been a huge gulf in american society and in our workforce, especially, what men and women are paid for the same work. tonight, we can report the numbers have moved. though the reason for it isn't good. figures from this year show women earned 83 cents on the dollar compared to what men earn. that's the highest number ever recorded. the bad news is the reason for it. the economy is in such crummy shape, a ton of men have been hard hit and many women in turn have prospered in this economy. still, in terms of women's income and earning power in the u.s., the number represents a victory, a milestone, and it's where we begin tonight with nbc's michelle kosinski. she's in miami beach for us tonight
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Sep 21, 2010 5:30pm PDT
to school? a story that touched a nerve. >>> "in disgse." so many girls in a place the u.s. knows well live a lie with their family's blessing. >>> and the bug business. the industry that's popped up and suddenly exploded aimed at eradicating bedbugs. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> with political anger roaring across the country tonight we go to a small town where the citizens found out how much their public servants were making and they went wild. it happened in bell, california, where the city manager for starters was making $800,000. tonight, eight current and former town officials are in jail. the l.a. county d.a. is calling this corruption on steroids and all public officials like them across the country should probably regard this as a warning shot. we begin tonight with nbc's george lewis who is in the l.a. suburb. george, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the eight are accused of misappropriating $5.5 million of city funds for their own use. authorities from the district's attorney's office rounded them up first thing this
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Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
most of us thought would never die. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television same question we posed at the top of the broadcast, what if an internet billionaire known for his iconic hoody gave a fortune to an inner city school system that's in shambles? we are about to find out. the billionaire, mark zuckerberg of facebook fame and fortune. he's 26. he went to harvard. he's about to be the subject of a big new hollywood movie. tomorrow, he's announcing he's giving $100 million to the school system in newark, new jersey. by the way, the teachers there are the highest paid in the state of new jersey. the results there are awful, unacceptable in any society. and here's another example of private money at least trying to fix public schools. rehema ellis is at newark city hall tonight. >> reporter: good evening, brian. deep rooted problems need dramatic solutions. that usually requires lots of money, which the city is about to get. newark, it's the largest city in new jersey, with the biggest school problems. now getting help from a big name. 2
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Sep 5, 2010 6:00pm PDT
to give us more in the way of 70s at the beaches, lots of 80s and a few more mid-90s. i'll go over that complete forecast city by city in a few moments. diane. >>> with the warm weather hundreds of people are spending their labor day weekend at the beach, of course, despite the fact there's been two recent sightings the great white sharks along the bay area coast. we're in pacifica with a look at whether the shark sightings are unusual for this time of year. >> reporter: experts say this is the time of year that sharks are actively feeding along the northern california coast. they also admit that there have been more sightings than usual of great white sharks this summer. that said, just take a look. you can see that does not keep surfers or swimmers out of the water here at linda mar beach. warning signs are no long posted here indicating there was a sighting of a great white shark last week attacking a sea lion, but many people are aware of the incident. we talked to a shark expert in san francisco. the expert today us it's not uncommon to see all varieties of sharks along want c
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Sep 12, 2010 9:00pm PDT
into them. if you're just joining us. akio spike was scheduled to be here, but michael singletary has scheduled a meeting add headquarters. >>> we love our football, we love our baseball and basketball, but this is a pro football market. this was a tough sunday. that means when we go to work or school tomorrow, it will be a tough monday. that leads us to the raiders. not much better. raiders in nashville. doesn't deserve this. 81 years old, seemingly al davis did all the right things in the off-season. drafting well, getting rid of jamarcus russell, bringing in campbell, but even gregg pappa said they look like the same old team. 56-yard touchdown pass, he was wide open. ten is see had a 7-3 lead. jason campbell not much protection, just a montage of some of the errors, bad nab over jason campbell's head, a sack, the list gotten on. shades of jamarcus russell, whether it's unfair or not, that's what the fans are thinking. chris johnson, the number one rated fantasy player on the planet, actual the number one rated actual player in terms of running back. 76 yards right before halftime
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Sep 22, 2010 5:30pm PDT
>>> good evening. for years a lot of us bought them without thinking much about them. but then you tend to think about them when cases of salmonella start galloping across the country as they just did. so today in washington, they heard testimony from two of the largest egg producers in this country. millions of people have purchased their brands without knowing it and still will. the problem is, 1,600 people got sick recently in 22 out of 50 states. there could be many more who passed it off as a passing bug. 500 million eggs were recalled. today, we got a glimpse, for better or worse, into these two big producers. our own tom costello starts us off from washington. he's in a store there tonight. tom, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. in fact, most grocery stores nationwide, all stores should be free of those bad eggs. today, the iowa farm at the center of this mess suggested that a third provider, a feed supplier, may be responsible for the salmonella that has led to the recall of 500 million eggs. on capitol hill today, the man at the center of the biggest salmonella egg recal
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Sep 29, 2010 11:00pm PDT
she comes to this chase bank to use the atm but won't anymore. >> on august 22, the robber walked up behind a woman and put his arm around her neck. he didn't have a knife but he brought her to the ground. >> this is a nice area with a plaza and everything. you shouldn't have to worry, but people shouldn't be getting money that late at night, anyway. >> that's why when she goes to the atm, craig bunch goes with her. >> you don't go alone, especially if you're getting money out. >> and we've noticed quite a number of people using this atm in the past 20 minutes. most are coming with one other person. if you have any other information regarding this case, please call san jose police. we're live in san jose tonight, bay area news. >>> san francisco working on a bill that would require every dna in every rape kit be tested. some dna has been sitting in crime labs for months, even years, leaving victims with little justice. >> reporter: supervisor katie aleola says the law will be ready for review in two weeks. she says it would require the timely testing of dna samples in every rape case
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Sep 16, 2010 6:00am PDT
>>> thanks for joining us. >> time to get to the forecast with rob. >> looks good this morning with low clouds to start the day. 50s across the board and lunchtime with 70s. a nice day around san jose. 80 degrees and 72 in oakland and 65 with patchy low clouds around san francisco. >> today will be especially difficult for fire victims and loved ones in san bruno. exactly week ago, the neighborhood erupted in flame. the heart breaking process of saying final goodbyes of those who did not survive begins. services will be held for 13-year-old je nessa greg and her mother, jacquelyn in san francisco where je nessa just started eighth grade. a separate vigil is planned for 20-year-old jessica morales. her boyfriend, joseph is going through skin grafts and he is at st. francis hospital in san francisco. doctors hope to update his condition as well as three other burn victims at 11:00 this morning. a difficult day for a lot of people. as people try to piece their lives back together, police say scammers are trying to profit. bob redell is live and it's only been a week since the expl
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Aug 31, 2010 5:20pm PDT
or on msnbc any time or tomorrow morning on "today." and from all of us at nbc news, i'm brian williams. we'll return your to your network news. >>> welcome back. we'll have more on the speech. >>> first let's get to our top stories here at 5:00. when an overseas flight you were on is supposed to last 14 hours but ends up lasts less than two it's a good bet something went wrong. fortunately for the more than 200 passengers aboard a quantas flight from san francisco to sydney earlier this morning what could have been a disaster ended up just being a disruption. it depended on which side of kwan as the flight 74 a passenger was sitting, as to just how bad things looked. less than an hour after taking off from sfo, those on the left side heard and felt something. >> it was a very strong shot. >> and uncomfortable vibration and a push and a -- you could feel something was wrong. >> but those on the right side of the plain could see the problem. sparks and flames coming from one of the jet's four engines. minutes later, over the plane's intercom, the pilot confirmed what many feared. >> we had a
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Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm PDT
of us. >> we learned in today's news conference more of the effort that went into saving his life. one doctor said five times the amount of blood the average human body holds is what they needed to use in this operation. more than highland hospital has. things were frontic for a while. at one point the red cross had to put blood in a taxi and send it to the hospital to make sure they had enough. >> you can see the enormous stress of this past week in her face. >> absent lewolutely. >> garvin, thanks. >>> we are following developing news as a raging fire is tearing through a large home in pleasant hill in contra costa county. flames broke out about an hour ago seen first near the garage in the front of the house. soon after, firefighters were spotted on the roof breaking through it with tools. no word on whether anyone was inside the home when the fire started. we'll have more information on it as we get it. >>> some bizarre claims tonight from the man who may hold the key to an east bay killing spree. the man who lives at the house where two of the victims were found made his first cou
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Sep 18, 2010 5:30pm PDT
killer storm. >>> and miracle mom. a young mother of three defies death and now she's using her life to make a difference. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. coming off of a drama of some of this week's state primary contests, believe it or not, not all the political focus these days is on the november midterm elections. the run-up to the 2012 presidential campaign is also slowly starting to build. tonight, those handicapping the potential republican challengers are trying to figure out what to make of sarah palin's high profile appearance this weekend in a place where presidential runs usually get off the ground. nbc's mike viqueira is in washington tonight to tell us more. mike. >> reporter: good evening, lester. sarah palin is on something of a role becoming a party king-maker while at the same time defying the republican establishment. now the question is will she, can she, try to parlay that popularity with the conservative base into a successful run for the oval office? for sarah palin, these are heady days. >> it's time for no more business as usua
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Sep 8, 2010 4:00am PDT
potts joins us from washington with more on how the president plans to rescue the economy. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. today the president will deliver that speech in a state where one of his harshest critics is from, republican leader john boehner, and from a region that's been hit hard by unemployment. the president's expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy, individuals earning over $200,000 and couples over the $250,000. plus, he wants to spend $50 billion on transportation projects and create $200 billion in business tax breaks, allowing small businesses to write off capital investments next year, giving them more cash to hire new workers. >> we're talking investments in tomorrow that are creating hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs right now. >> all of it paid for by ending tax breaks for big companies. republicans say it's the wrong approach. >> i don't think the american people want any more stimulus spending coming out of washington. we need to get our arms around the out-of-control spending. >> it's a pro-business agen
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Sep 15, 2010 5:30pm PDT
is hanging in the balance. >>> and saying goodbye to edwin newman, whose brilliant career made us all better. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. if there is a lesson from last night, here it is. the tea party is for real, in case anyone had any doubts. and within the republican party, you could see some veteran politicians adjusting to that idea after watching a few establishment politicians go down to defeat last night. they were primary elections last night in a number of important places and races. the message of voter discontent, and the status quo, loud and clear. while that was last night's result, and november is something else entirely, lots of people awoke to a new political reality today. but there's a lot of that going around, starting in delaware where our own kelly o'donnell starts us off tonight. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. tonight, democrats and tea party supporters are excited about the same big upset here, each believing it can help their separate causes. while republican officials are trying
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Sep 16, 2010 5:00am PDT
and weather, thursday, september 16th on today in the bay. . >>> thanks for joining us. >> it is straight up 5:00. we want to get you going with a look at the forecast. >> we are off to a nice start with patchy fog that could slow the commute around the peninsula in san francisco. temperatures heading to the afternoon with 70s and 80s inland. low clouds around 4:00 and now let's check in with mike. >> a little slowing on 680 northbound. reports of a deer or another large animal that has to be clear friday the lanes. stay over to the left. chp will roll the traffic break. if it's a quick fix, we will let you know if they have to close lanes. we know about surface streets. ash bury drive regarding an investigation of a shooting involving a police officer. that will be closed, but the access to the freeway is clear. no major slowing, but a blip out of antioch. we will watch for any other slowing that develops. back to the desk. >> profit for example people's pain. believe it or not, scammers are pretending to be victims and taking free food and aid from the people who really need it. bob redell,
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Sep 11, 2010 6:00am PDT
to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes that attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan 9/11 families gather at a park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning in shanksville, pennsylvania where united 93 flight crashed, michelle obama and laura bush will honor a ceremony to honor the passengers that fought back. plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013, but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and a memorial that will inspire people around the world. >> and always remind them never to forget. president obama also signed a probleming clamation making september 10th through 12th national days of prayer and remembrance, calling on americans also to set aside time to volunteer. amy. >> and now here's carl
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Sep 12, 2010 11:00pm PDT
in the days before the san bruno explosion, a pg&e spokesman told us this. >> we're researched phone records between september 1st and september 9th. we have no record of a call being made to report gas odor. >> leno said he doesn't believe pg&e and he has good reason. >> they're have a history of falsifying record when is it comes to the reporting of gas leaks. >> pg&e told us the same section of the gas line was deemed a high risk to fail and scheduled to be repaired in 2012. the day after the explosion, pg&e tested the section that runs through south san francisco and sound no leaks. mark tony heads the network that has been investigating for years and said san bruno is not the only high risk spot in the bay area. >> there other pipelines that are old, that have been identified as high risk for leaks and that are in the process of being replaced. >> reporter: documented filed with the puc show that the risk of failure of that section of this pipeline in south san francisco is "unacceptably high despite those repairs to that section of the pipeline." they are not scheduled to begin for two
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Sep 13, 2010 5:30pm PDT
with a member of the u.s. supreme court. justice steven breyer. >>> standing up to bullying in school. what most kids already know and what parents need to know about the problem. >>> and sudden death. a high school ball player's close call in the end zone, and what some are calling the miracle that saved his life. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. there was something about watching all those homes in california incinerated in that natural gas explosion and fire that made people think of their own homes, to see a neighborhood that was thriving just last week, gone today, makes you think twice about the dangers we all live with. in this case, the pipelines and gas mains that crisscross the country and bring energy to american homes. hundreds of thousands of miles of them passing under communities like san bruno, california. we start off just south of san francisco. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. tonight, the company that owns the ruptured line offered a bp-like fund. $100 million for families affected by the blast, but ton
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Sep 13, 2010 11:00pm PDT
a look at what used to be their neighborhood. >> fear, crying, laughter, shock. you have to laugh because -- >> denise shepherd's family lived on the block for 18 years. their house is gone. >> look, our house is gone, but not the hearth where we hung our christmas stockings. that gives us some peace, if you can call it that. >> pg&e admitted it took an hour and 47 minutes to shut the gas off after the rupture. they are looking into why. politicians want to know why gas pipelines, like the one in san bru bruno, went along the san andrees fault. >> he escaped in a car that is pliserred from the heat. he and his wife raised five kids in crestmoor. he wants to sift through the ashes. >> it courteous. map a couple diamonds laying in there somewhere of the. >> as he plapz to rebuild, he said offers of help are overwhelming. >> i get to a point where i realize how people are helping me. >> financial and emotional help so many people need. city, state and federal leaders here tonight urged everyone here to reach out for mental health services. representative jackie speer said p grkg&e will cover
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Sep 28, 2010 5:00am PDT
on today in the bay. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm brent cannon. traffic and weather to get you start and another hot day. >> we were hoping to cool it down, but it's not going to happen. here's 12:00. a lot of us already in the 90s. 96 in fairfield and 96 in livermore and 93 degrees in santa rosa. along the area beaches, a bit of a cool down, but otherwise another very hot day as forecasted. broke a lot of records and might see breaks in the traffic, right? >> we are talking about the traffic for the north bay. it was just the on ramp to eastbound 80 and almost out in davis. golden gate bridge into the area with a nice flow with the headlights. no problems so far, the bay bridge with big back ups. we are encould you remembering mass transit because it is a spare the air day. >> runners and picnickers won't be able to use allen rock park at least for today. it will be closed because of the hot weather and potential conditions for a fire. >>> state lawmakers and the governor will pick up budget negotiations again today. democratic lawmakers
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Aug 31, 2010 5:00pm PDT
's what we've done. we've removed nearly 100,000 u.s. troops from iraq. we've closed or transferred to the iraqis, hundreds of bases. and we've moved millions of pieces of equipment out of iraq. this completes a transition to iraqi responsibility for their own security. u.s. troops pulled out of iraq cities last summer and the iraqi forces have moved into the lead with considerable skill and commitment to their fellow citizens. even as iraq continues to suffer terrorist attacks, security incidents have been near the lowest on record since the war began. and iraqi forces have taken the fight to al qaeda. removing much of its leadership in iraqi-led operations. this year also saw iraq hold credible elections that drew a strong turnout. a caretaker administration is in place as iraqi's former government based on the results of that election. tonight, i encourage iraq's leaders to move forward with a sense of urgency. to form an inclusive government that's just, representative and accountable to the iraqi people. and when that government is in place, there should be no doubt. the iraqi
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Aug 31, 2010 5:30pm PDT
evening to our viewers in the western u.s. tonight. president obama spoke on iraq a short time ago, we'll talk about that in a moment. first tonight, we have a very big hurricane making its way toward the united states. in this case, toward the east coast. the question is,where? and that's a big problem for a lot of emergency preparedness folks tonight. this storm has a potential 30 million americans in its path. we could see watches and warnings posted for a dozen or more states before it's over. we just don't know yet. and a ton of people have labor day weekend travel plans, beach plans, which could make for a very nasty combination along with hurricane earl. veteran hurricane specialist bryan norcross with us from the weather channel to start us off. bryan, i know there's a best case and a worst case scenario? >>> ron mott is standing by for us in kill devil hills, north carolina. the first watch was posted there on the outer banks, north carolina. interesting whether we're talking about best case or worst case scenario, just about every model has it doing something to the north car
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Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. >> i still like it here. i just want us to be safer. >> reporter: you can't blame samuels for thinking her complex was, indeed, safer after a string of assaults earlier this summer, police arrested the man they say was responsible, antonio mouton. he now sits in jail, held there by $12 million bail. what's more, following the assaults, the complex's management increased the number of security guards working at the park regency. still, at around 6:00 last night, a 27-year-old woman called the sheriff's office to report she had been sexually assaulted. >> as she opened her door and entered her apartment, someone came in behind her and forced his way in. >> reporter: the contra costa sheriff's department believes this is not evidence that the park regency complex is unsafe. they do, after all, have security guards, a neighborhood watch, and security cameras. what this latest assault proves to them, though, is that no one, regardless of their circumstances should ever take their safety for granted. >> the bottom line is you can never lower your guard, and this type of incident can happen a
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Sep 20, 2010 6:00am PDT
morning to you. the idea is that you can pay up if you want to get there faster. solo drivers can use the express lane and this is for carpoolers. now if you are a solo driver and you are tired of sitting in traffic, maybe a little bit late, you can decide whether the cost is worth it to you. this runs on southbound 680 from pleasanton to milpitas. there three entry points and we will tell you the price. from 30 cents to $6. you pay using your fast track tran responder. this is new for the area and a spokesman said he knows there will be a learning curve. >> this is new for northern california. it will take time for people to understand how it works. during that process, people get it fast. mostly it's the same people driving. they will learn it and it's a great thing for bay area commuters. >> the chp is ready with extra enforcement as well. solo drivers would get ticketed if they are in the carpool lane. they are using their own tran responder reader to make sure that the solo droifrs are legitimately in the lane. if not, if you are caught doing it, the usual rules apply and the tic
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00am PDT
today in the bay. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm in for laura. >> time now is straight up 5:00. we want to get started with jennifer hill in for rob. take a look at the heat coming for real. >> it's going to be very hot this weekend. when you walk out the door, you can't imagine it will be that hot. temperatures in the 40s and 50s at 8:00 a.m. it will be in the 50s by noon. the east bay hitting the 80s and the mid 70s. at 4:00, 90s being felt in livermore and concord and 78 degrees. 85 in redwood city. i will have a look at the hot weekend forecast. >> excellent. just in time for the fall the heat comes in. just in time for the friday. a sigalert starting after 3:30. overturned big rig at the columbus parkway from westbound 80. the direction coming through fairfield and slowing. distractions and all lanes are open, but the columbus exit and off and getting over towards highway 37 and redwood parkway through the streets of vallejo. 6:00 for the earliest clear up. we will follow this as the commute builds. back to you. >> new this morning in just a few hours, a federal ju
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Sep 7, 2010 6:00am PDT
is for this morning's commute. >>> time is now 6:00. it is a back to work tuesday this week after many of us enjoyed a long labor day weekend. thank you very much for waking up with us, i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin thomas. ria has a quick look at the forecast. >> things will be cooling down today. right now, mid 50s. but there is some drizzle ahead in the forecast. i'll have all the details coming up in a bit. >>> the man accused of shooting a fremont police officer is set to appear in an alameda superior court today. christie smith is like in oakland with what's ahead in court for andrew barrientos. good morning. >> reporter: he is expected to answer to the ten felony charges against him including attempted murder. and the stakes are high in this. if andrew barrientos is convicted on all the counts, he could face life in prison. now, investigators say barrientos admitted shooting an officer but says he didn't know the victim was, in fact, police officer todd young of the fremont police department. police say the 20-year-old fired ten shots at plainclothes police officers part of a major crime ta
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Sep 10, 2010 9:00pm PDT
were going to be looking for us. >> a mother of two desperate, hiding, running from the law and her ex-husband. a cross-culturing marriage once happy. >> hello, mom. we're in turkey now. >> then gone sour. >> every e-mail just kept getting worse and worse and worse. >> a young mother convinced her husband was a danger to their daughters, but a foreign court awarded him custody. >> how were they going to do that, take them away from me? >> she grabbed the girls and fled. >> i put them on that boat and they took off. >> now she was a fugitive, accused of kidnapping. >> we go back to turkey, i go to tr prison. >> but what caused her fear? was it her husband or dark secrets in her own family's past? >> we did have abuse in our family. >> and what will happen to her children? >> we have two little girls that are totally innocent. >> "on the run." >>> good evening and welcome to "dateline." our story begins with a devoted mother of two, an american living oversea overseas, and he foreign-born husband. a dark fear would destroy their marriage and turn her into an international fugitive. on th
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Sep 12, 2010 7:00am PDT
sanchez. thanks for joining us. a high risk of failure. that is the this morning from a pg&e document about the very pipeline that exploded two-and-a-half days ago. despite that assessment, the document shows that pg&e did not plan to replace that pipeline for another three years. nbc bay area's tracy grant is live in san bruno this morning with the details on the investigation. good morning, tracy. >> reporter: good morning, kris. we're here live at the red cross staging area here at the bay hill shopping center in san bruno. now, it's a rather disturbing document from pg&e. and no doubt, the utility and the national transportation safety board will face a lot of questions about it today at a press conference that is scheduled to begin right here in about an hour. now, it may end up confirming what caused the explosion that blasted dozens of homes and killed seven people thursday in the san bruno neighborhood, and could help authorities determine who is to blame. the documents show that pg&e knew that the section of the pipe that ruptured was at a high risk to fail. and for three yea
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Sep 27, 2010 5:30pm PDT
tonight, crude reality. despite the efforts of some to make us think it's all gone, turns out most of the oil that spilled into the gulf is still there. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's enough to make you believe that education, specifically fixing education, is now emerging as a real national goal. at least it's officially part of the national conversation. as you may know, we're hosting this multi-day summit here at rockefeller plaza in new york called "education nation." and today, the story advanced with news on education from the president of the united states on down. and some of the people in the fight seem actually hopeful that breakthroughs and real change could start coming fast. we want to begin our coverage tonight with lester holt here in the studio. lester, good evening. >> reporter: those gathered here agree the system has to be overhauled but changing the way we educate our kids means challenging long-held traditions and as that can be a very difficult conversation. >> it is my pleasure to welcome you to
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Sep 28, 2010 4:30am PDT
. some of us will see a cool down, but in the east bay that's not going to happen. 96 degrees at noon and 96 in livermore and 95 in concord and 90 in fremont. the forecast highs, we will see a sea breeze, but inland it's going to be another hot day. 102 in fairfield and 105 in livermore and 102 in concord. we should see a cool down and thankfully it is coming sooner rather than later. i couldn't turn down the heat too much. >> it would be a good day to spare the air, but you don't want to ride your bike in the heat. >> we want to find alternate transportation, but lower the activity because of the air quality. we will focus on the people who are stuck. you have a van that got sideways. no injuries reported. one lane is blocked as you head through oakland. westbound is the morning commute that takes effect in about a half hour. looking nice right now and eastbound we have the construction in towards livermore out of pleasanton. no major slowing and 680 we will see the slowing over towards the express lane. even though it approaches, you have seen clear traffic south of the entrance. >>
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Sep 1, 2010 9:51am PDT
to teach us to cook with lemon grass. lemon grass is something we often eat in restaurants but we don't know how to use ourselves. >> so there's two ways of using it. they come like this. i like to use a mallet or a hammer like this. and you see this little edge, so you want to keep banging this. what i'm doing here, is i'm just getting fibers loose. so when you have this -- >> may i try that? >> certainly. >> oh, boy. good way to get your aggression out. >> you want to use basically this nice juicy part. the green part is not nearly as flavorful. and what you do, you use it to infuse a broth like this. this is a simple lemon grass soup. i want you to try a little bit. and you'll see that there's large pieces of lemon grass which i actually like to place with it so people realize there's lemon grass there. you don't want to eat that, because it's so tough. but you can really taste that, right? >> my gosh, it's fantastic. and how long when you cook it? >> that's just 30 minutes. >> and that just really adds to the soup. that is amazing, i've got to say. is it easy to find lemon grass?
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Sep 2, 2010 11:00pm PDT
in the east bay is about to open its doors again. >> i can use my phone, go to go. why gl >> why smartphones may not make for smarter students. . >>> quick way used to be an old school restaurant, popular in the '60s and '70s, now it has a bright future in the city. >> reporter: well, lisa, this quickway has been closed down for two years, a lot of history behind all the weeds and graffiti you see here. one man wants to bring it back to the original luster. >> a lot of history and memories, i think it would be great to revive it. >> reporter: that will happen sooner than later if gary rizzo has hiss way. he wants to bring old school east bay charm back to oakland. >> a lot of people say they used to go to the theater and come back. >> reporter: making a comeback in the tough financial times seems unlikely. rebecca kaplan said certain parts of the economy are starting to turn around. but not enough. >> we have a high unemployment rate in oakland. we have to take serious steps, part of that is that we notice sectors that are growing. >> reporter: she said the food industry is growing. >> the
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Sep 5, 2010 6:00am PDT
prevented the biggest oil spill in u.s. history is raised from beneath the gulf. now investigators can finally get an up close look at why it failed. >>> hitting the trail, with congressional democrats facing tough challenges in the upcoming mid term elections they've call on the white house for reinforcements. it's not the president they're asking for. >>> and the heiress, a half billion dollar fortune, a reclusive elderly woman who hasn't been seen out in public for decades and questions about what's happening to all that money. today, sunday, september 5th, money. today, sunday, september 5th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with lester holt and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good sunday morning, everyone. welcome to "today." i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we didn't just skirt hurricane earl here in new york city. it has been one of the most beautiful weekends we've had to date. >> yeah. in our case the storm mustered in good weather. >> great weather. >> we should have that nonstorm -- storm m
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Sep 5, 2010 9:00am PDT
people use the internet. garlg house is now aol's highest ranking man in silicon valley. fred garlghouse, president of consumer applications to yahoo and once so loyal, he shaved a y in his head and it has peanut butter. joining us from forbes, you are one of the first people to lead aol because you are willing to say, here's what we need to do. is that fair compliment? >> i think one of the key things about any turn around environment is being comfortable speaking very candidly about the problems very iently. i think sometimes, particularly a company like aol that is today a very different company than 18 months ago, people forget, america obanline, we were the people that brought america online, aol. we lost our way, i can't point to how and where and why and sometime in the timewarner merger, aol lost its way. we're in the process of getting our mojo back. three time theres capture that. tim armstrong from google was a major step doing that. he's hired key leaders and described a strong management team rebuilt. the second thing that does touch on, as you introduced, the contrast india
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Sep 7, 2010 4:00am PDT
his plan yesterday to use the infrastructure to put americans on track and back to work building rail ways and roads. they wasted no time blasting the proposal as the gop blamed the president for putting the country in reverse. tracie potts joins us from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the poll numbers show we're not satisfied with the economy, not satisfied with the president who is trying to fix it. president obama says he has a new plan that will put americans back to work. the white house says it's not a stimulus but the idea is similar, $50 billion for infrastructure, fixing 150,000 miles of roads, 4,000 miles of rail, 150 miles of runways and building a new air traffic control system. >> anybody want more delays at airports? >> no! >> no, i didn't think so. >> president obama says it will create jobs and won't cost a dime of borrowed money. >> this is a plan that will be fully paid for. it will not add to the deficit over time. >> republicans attacked saying americans are skeptical about more spending. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says they're stil
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Sep 13, 2010 12:00am PDT
in their fst place. how do you win the hearts and minds of muslims with one of us daring to burn their holiest book. obama's elengths was a big plus to the muss little world. in this battle for the american mile is the president smart to rally against tax cuts for the rich? if you want the center then why lean left? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, hdnet's dan rather, the bbc's katty kay, nbc's andrea mitchell and the "washington post"'s david ignatius. first up, on this ninth anniversary of 9/11, the gnawing hostilityy between some in this country and the muslim world became an outright obssion. here is the president friday defending his approach to that pastor's threat to burn the koran. >> this kind oaf behavior or threats of action put our young men and women in harm's way. and it's also the best imaginable recruiting tool for al qaeda. i hardly think we're the ones who elevated this story, but it is in the age of the internet something that can cause us profound damage around the world. and so we have to take it seriously. chris: is he right, dan rather? >> i th
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Sep 13, 2010 10:00pm PDT
found a group of parents who agreed to let us secretly videotape their children as they make pivotal decisions. have they taught their kids the right thing when it comes to letting a stranger in the house? or getting in a car with someone they think has been drinking? >> what's going on inside right now? >> and what about dealing with a bully? >> i don't want to see her. i want her to sit over there. >> it's our first test tonight. here's how we did it. we set up a casting call for a fake reality tv show called generation gap. and these two girls think they are here to try out. >> hi, my name is sara. >> my name is jacqueline and i love to have adventures in my backyard. >> i love ice cream. >> their parents are in on this unscientific test allowing us to see how their parents react when another child is being bullied. >> you have to hit it. >> it's an important illustration. parenting expert michelle boreba who wrote "the big book of parenting solutions" says teaching a kid who witness bullying may be the key to solving this growing problem. >> on the school campus, we know there's
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Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: he decided to keep those items away from us. why give up that privacy when that's one of the only things you have, when everything else has been taken away. >> this starts the healing process actually seeing it, though, now. my car is destroyed. >> reporter: how does it help in the healing process? >> well, it's there. it tells you that this is it. this is what you have. this is what happened. like i said for the people who lost lives, those are the people i -- my heart just bleeds for them. to go in there and see you lost material items, it's one thing, but to know that family members were lost, you can't place any kind of remorse in the scale that they might be feeling right now. >> reporter: the pellegrinis and other people who live within the blast zones will be allowed one more visit before a hazmat crew cleans up the area. then it will be time to rebuild. >> it's reality now, you know. >> reporter: in san bruno, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> nearly a week after the explosion and fire that leveled much of the neighborhood, the governor arrived to see the damage firsthand
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Sep 5, 2010 7:00am PDT
] ...again. ♪ [ child ] run! [ man ] first it was the mailbox. then my squirrel. and now, this. so i used my points to make a donation to get the park down the street built. when it finally opened, i also used my points for... car repair. [ male announcer ] use your citi thankyou points for almost anything, even local charities. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> a state of emergency in new zealand's second largest city after a 7.5 earthquake. it left large cracks in roads and sparked several fires, but remarkab remarkably, only two people were seriously hurt. shelters have been set up, suspect a curfew is in place to prevent people from going near buildings damaged in the quake. >>> a key piece of evidence, the blowout preventer in that 300 ton device that sat on top of the failed well in the gulf of mexico is on its way to a nasa facility in louisiana to be analyzed. crews want to know how it malfunctioned. fbi agents took possession of it once it was brought up. the blow out preventer is expected to give investigators new insight into the spill. once tests are finished, bp
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Sep 24, 2010 5:30pm PDT
correspondent savannah guthrie is here with us in our new york studios with more on this to start us off. >> reporter: as is customary in washington, colbert submitted prepared written remarking before his testimony, and they looked straightforward enough. when he sat down to testify, he went off script and into his comedy routine. and not everyone is laughing tonight. on capitol hill today, more evidence of why some americans think washington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert, was billed as an expert witness on farm labor. and testified in character. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important complicated issue, and i certainly hope that my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span1. >> reporter: one congressman initially asked him to leave. >> you run your show, we run the committee. but what do you say to that, stephen? >> reporter: but the testimony went on for several uncomfortable minutes. though not every member gave him undivided attention.
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Sep 5, 2010 10:30am PDT
or wind turbines. all of these things are encouraging because they're manufactured here in the u.s. or at least most of the parts are. and i would say that's an encouraging sign for the u.s. american worker. >> i'm glad you mentioned that high-speed train. i know that there is one in europe. and a lot of people wonder when in fact we will see a high-speed train like that in america. you are saying plans are under way for a high-speed train? >> absolutely. in fact, i know that in the northeast corridor and in different states there that are affected right now with the downsizing of the automobile industry, they have applied for high-speed rail. also in california here where i come from, they're looking at that long-term plan. and there have already been plans made for it years ago but there have been no funding. now we have been able to jump-start that. so i really do see a movement where we're connecting people and making it easier to commute to work, to live near where they work but also opening up business opportunities because as people make those stops at different places, they
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Sep 8, 2010 5:00am PDT
there's still a chance you can get around the back up. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm garvin thomas in for brent cannon. the time is now 5:00. we're going to get to rob in just a second, but we have an update on a story we brought you in the last half hour about power outages in san francisco. pg&e now tells us about 4,600 people living in the western addition area of the city don't have power at the moment. they say they will turn the lights back on hopefully between now and 6:00 a.m. >> get to sleep in a little bit. maybe pull the blankets over your head a little bit, a little cool out there this morning, rob. >> it is. and some folks may want to hang on to that for the afternoon as well. we've got some cool temperatures and this is what's getting my attention this morning. take a look at the radar. we're firing it up this morning to show you some rain mainly off to our north, but that frontal system there is providing enough lift to the low clouds this morning to drop drizzle for your morning commute. we've got 50s and 60s for the m
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Sep 10, 2010 5:30pm PDT
the coast from us here in california. it was dinner time last night, about 6:15 in san bruno, california, the routine of a normal thursday in the neighborhood was shattered by an explosion so loud it was heard for miles. then came the geyser of flames shooting 300 feet in the air and then the noise. people near the blast zone understandably thought it was an earthquake, a nuclear explosion, perhaps a plane had gone down. turned out to be a natural gas line exploding and a fire that wasn't brought under control until just this afternoon. san bruno is a city of abo 30,000 people, give or take, just south of san francisco, just west of that city's airport, sfo. federal investigators have converged on the neighborhood where the gas main blew up. we begin our broadcast tonight from the scene. our own kristen welker and miguel almaguer are there for us. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the blast has already been called a state of emergency. this city reeling from an explosion so powerful it claimed lives and forever charred the landscape here. as day broke in a neighborhood not
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Sep 26, 2010 7:00am PDT
cocktail the state has used in the last 12 excuses. brown's attorney says they will ask a marin county superior court judge tomorrow to block the execution. they're also considering an appeal to the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals. brown is convicted of murdering and raping a 15-year-old riverside county girl in 1980. >>> in a related development across the country, condemned inmates could get an unexpected reprieve from their death sentences to shortages of one of the three drugs used in the lethal injections. the governor of kentucky has been asked to sign death warrants for three inmates but the state can only set one execution date because the department of corrections has only one dose of sodium thiopental left. the only u.s. manufacturer of the drug says the active ingredient is back ordered. ohio and washington is are also facing delays. >>> san francisco is the latest spot to consider banning fast food restaurants from handing out free toys with kids meals. tomorrow the board of supervisors considers a plan that would not ban toys in kids outright but make it illegal for th
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Sep 30, 2010 5:00am PDT
. san francisco could start changes driver who is use traffic beings. the purpose of the fee is to make up money spent by the fire department to handle the clean up of the accident. other cities in the country have the so-called first responder's fee. san francisco would be the first major california city to impose it. >>> a burger battle in the east bay. people want an in and out to stay out. a new in and out restaurant is proposed on north main street in pleasant hill. people in walnut creek said it will bring traffic and rowdy krouts. the times reports in and out burger is offering to an have a consultant do a traffic study, but the commissioners say the city needs to plan to stop cars from cutting through the neighborhood. >> are police are investigating three attacks in the south bay. the latest on take happened around noon on the 1600 block of monterey road. the thieves got away with the undisclosed amount of cash and none of the employees were hurt. no patients were inside when it happened. police are trying to locate security cameras that may have possibly captured those suspect
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Sep 30, 2010 6:00am PDT
to a black angus restaurant. since most agree that burger lovers would probably use the side streets, the question is how many? that part is unclear. according to the times, in and out burger offered to do a traffic study, but one commissioner said this is a city problem to deal with. nosnecessarily for the burger police to figure out trafficfully. this is on the border and the tasty burgers are not worth the crowds. >> i travel all over the west. i was in utah two days ago and i ate there to ask them about what happens at midnight when the drunks come in. this is an important and serious issue for walnut creek. >> the initial site plan cawed for a drive through and outdoor seating. in and out had planned to build an eight-foot masonry wall around part of the restaurant. the final plan is not quite done yet. the next hearing is coming up on october 12th. christie smith today in the bay. >> thank you very much, christie. coming news that could impact the safety of your family. >> scott joins us now with details. >> three recalls to talk about. first is a high chair made by fisher pric
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Sep 3, 2010 6:00am PDT
live in pittsburg, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> all right. thanks for sorting it out for us. >>> more pictures of valdemoro a week before his death. police took these pictures on august 22nd after their report that they had to take on a fight between valdemoro and 73-year-old ricardo sales and his son frederick. valdemoro accused sales of interfering with his relationship with his girlfriend. valdemoro had bruises on his face after that attack. >>> employees of devon salon and spa where valdemoro's girlfriend worked will be holding a memorial for her tonight. they'll gather to remember her at 7:00. police say valdemoro strangled the 46-year-old mother in her car. the memorial will be at glenn cove shopping center in vallejo. count on nbc bay area news on air and online for continuing coverage of the killing spree. >>> a federal investigation is under way this morning into what caused a plane to plunge into a redwood shores lagoon killing three people. kimberly tere is live this morning in redwood city. kimberly, federal ajgents will have a lot of witnesses to talk to. >> tha
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